Report iMessages that look like spam or junk

If you get iMessages that look like spam or junk, you can report these to Apple.

To report spam or commercial iMessages, you can use the Report Junk link in Messages, or send an email to Apple. iMessages are blue and say "iMessage" in the conversation thread. Learn more about the difference between SMS/MMS and iMessages.

To report report SMS and MMS messages, contact your carrier.

Report an iMessage as junk in Messages

In iOS 8.3 and later, you'll see a Report Junk link when you get an iMessage from someone who's not saved in your contacts. This will send the sender's information and message content to Apple.

Report an iMessage by sending an email

If you don't have iOS 8.3 or later, you can send an email to with this information:

Learn more

Learn how to block phone calls, FaceTime calls, and messages from a certain person, or filter out iMessages from people who aren't saved in your contacts.

FaceTime is not available in all countries or regions.


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